Ilkim Hincer joins as Partner and Head of the McCarthy Tétrault Gaming, Lottery and eSports Group

Toronto, June 28th, 2018 – McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that Ilkim Hincer has joined the firm as partner and Head of our Gaming, Lottery and eSports Group. Ilkim will focus predominately on advising local and multinational clients in compliance, regulatory, risk mitigation and transactional matters in the commercial gaming industry.

As global gaming continues to grow, complexity follows. Ilkim has been navigating the industry for 15 years and brings deep sector knowledge from his years spent as an entertainment technology lawyer and General Counsel of both private sector and public sector industry stakeholders, including the British Columbia Lottery Gaming Corporation. Ilkim acts as a trusted advisor, providing strategic business and legal counsel with relentless focus on the needs of his clients. His experience includes extensive operational experience and establishing and enhancing compliance regimes and internal controls for both private sector gaming operators and public sector provincial government agents responsible for gaming. He was also a key member of a consortium bidding in a procurement process to outsource and modernize day-to-day gaming operations conducted and managed by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation.

“We are pleased to have Ilkim join McCarthy Tétrault. He will be an integral part of our team in serving our clients and helping them navigate the legal complexities that arise within the gaming industry in both domestic and foreign markets,” said Matthew Kelleher, partner. “The firm’s work within the industry is widely recognized and we continue to be at the forefront of the opportunities and challenges facing the global gaming industry. The addition of Ilkim brings deep industry expertise to our gaming clients and allows McCarthy Tétrault to continually provide exceptional services and innovative solutions.”

In 2018, Ilkim was recognized by Chambers Canada in the category of Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business,
Band 1, in the area of Gaming and Licensing.

Prior to joining McCarthy Tétrault, Ilkim was Counsel and Co-Chair of the Gaming Speciality Group at another national Canadian law firm.

About McCarthy Tétrault

McCarthy Tétrault provides a broad range of legal services, advising on large and complex assignments for Canadian and international interests. The firm has substantial presence in Canada’s major commercial centres, as well as in New York City and London, UK.

Built on a unique model of collaboration, the firm brings its legal talent, industry knowledge and practice experience, wherever needed, to help clients achieve the results that are important to them.